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Key dates over April 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 12

15th April 1917 - Third Battalion hit by German raiders

Rolling casualty count: 5846

War Front: 1st Batt: Batt relieved in Heudicourt by2nd Royal Berks and marched in bad weather, to Nurlu where billets were poor.

2nd Batt: The 5th Army , on our right, was attacked but regained everything lost and took 300 prisoners.

3rd batt: The enemy raided the Front line between long Av and Essex Contra Farm. The 10th Cheshire Reg, who were holding the Line, called on D Coy for support and they moved up to Station Redoubt.

4th Batt: Batt relieved by 2nd Coy , South Wales Borderers and the 1st Coy Lancs Fusiliers and marched back to billets in Ronville. Coys went to baths in the town.

9th Batt: much fighting but the Turks were beaten back.

10th Batt: Voluntary Holy Communion am, RC in one church parade and non-conformists in another. Cross country run in pm and football in the evening.

Home Front: WINTER MILK – Contract Price at Lease 1/8 per Gallon – The Food Controller, acting on advice of the English and Scottish Boards of Agriculture gives notice that, unless the prices of feeding stuffs are in the meantime substantially reduced, the winter contract prices of milk in 1917-1918 will not be less than 1s.8d. per gallon.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team